"Last month our company asked upper management to complete a full inventory audit. There were 4 of us in total and so we broke the audit requirements into shifts. These shifts had to take place when the warehouse was not in its daily operations. In the end, there was one additional shift that nobody wanted to take. I volunteered myself to do that shift to show my dedication to my job and my co-workers. The gesture was appreciated, and the audit completed on time."
"Before my arrival in my current role, our office faced a great deal of disorganization. The biggest contribution that I made was creating a new filing system, introducing Trello - a web-based project management application, and then training the team on how to properly utilize the application."
"My most significant contribution to my last team came in the form of introducing a transformational leadership style. This type of leadership means that I spent my time working on inspiring my squad, encouraging effective communication, and creating a comfortable environment by helping my team members to ask the right questions. I am considered a blue-sky thinker and like to promote this way of thinking with my team."
"My most notable contribution was my ability to analyze and predict market trends, and then create a successful marketing strategy for a challenging product that nobody else wanted to tackle. As a marketer, the most significant growth comes from taking on projects that may seem undesirable, and completely knocking them out of the park. This initiative showed my team that it's worthwhile to exit your comfort zone."
"I was the key-holder for a family run print and copy business. We had many part-time employees because the owner liked to hire students. Often they were not trained properly and put in front of customers too soon. I took it upon myself to create a training binder that the employees could reference, should they have a question when the owner was not around. This binder increased the quality of customer service we delivered while reducing employee turnover."
"In my sales pod, I am the only one with financial industry experience, so I have made it my mission to create educational materials for the rest of the pod so they can feel not only more comfortable but come off as more confident and natural when they are making their pitches to our finance clients. I was not asked to do this, but I knew it would benefit everyone and the company as a whole if we portray ourselves most professionally."
"I was able to contribute to my team by exceeding the conventional expectations of a teacher. I will assist other teachers with marking, should they be falling behind. I will help on sports trips, acting as an additional chaperone. Also, if we introduce new faculty members, I will take them under my wing, ensuring they feel comfortable in their first few weeks on the job."
"Last month our company asked upper management to complete a full inventory audit. There were 4 of us in total and so we broke the audit requirements into shifts. These shifts had to take place when the warehouse was closed. In the end, there was one additional shift that nobody wanted to take. I volunteered myself to do that shift to show my dedication to my job and my co-workers. The gesture was appreciated and the audit was completed on time."
"Last month, my manager asked my team to call a list of hundreds of clients during a time period of just a few days. We were trying to reach these specific clients in order to schedule in-person demonstrations with them while our sales team was going to be in their area. All of us had to work long hours, starting before 8am and going on after 5pm, to make these calls, in addition to managing the responses we received. It wasn't easy and there were several days when I stayed late to help get everything done. It was worth the effort, though, as we managed to schedule numerous on-sites, which later resulted in many closed deals."
"I absolutely love team work and I pride myself on my team playing skills. I sincerely enjoy working with others and sharing ideas so as to come up with creative solutions and work toward a common goal. To contribute to a positive team environment, I (... X a situation when you, for instance, sought team members ideas in a project or promoted more effective communication channels so that each team member feels his/her voice is heard), while employed for (X firm) as (X position title)."
"I have been working with lab equipment, particularly equipment required for water quality analysis, since university. During my junior and senior years, I began using lab equipment to support water quality research at the institution. Since the, I have continued to use lab equipment in a professional capacity as well."
"IT organizations are made up of disparate groups with common goals. We each have our own specialties within the IT infrastructure. This enables us to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness. It also requires us to work together in a team environment. We need to make sure our actions are coordinated so that each contributes to a common goal without interfering with the others. I've become very effective at doing this and have done it many times in my previous positions."
"I have taken extra steps in my career to be a team player including volunteering to coordinate team and company events. I dedicate my time whenever possible and want to make sure that I am always a highly contributing team member. Just last Christmas I organized the company holiday party which was a lot of fun."
"I think it was a situation that I managed to turn a negative into a positive. My boss complained that I was not communicating with team members when I had finished my part in a particular project to pass it on to the next team member. I had to admit that I was at fault for doing this, but I also felt that we should come up with a useful project management tool to help the whole team. I researched the topic and came up with a tool called Jo, which helped all team members plan, track, and organize our work. It was a big success!"
Jo is an awesome tool. Fabulous suggestion! It's also very good that you took ownership of your part in the situation.
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"I created the syllabus for the onboarding CT clinic by using my own time. My manager appreciated my work because this syllabus shows the new CT nurse the clear direction for onboarding regarding what to learn for the day, what to review, and move on to the next day and when the onboarding would be done."
This sounds like a very important syllabus that would help many people to come! Way to go over and above your typical job requirements.
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